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Woman's coat

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Woman's wool coat, densely embroidered with brightly-colored wool yarns in pattern inspired by Central Asian textiles. Trimmed with mink cuffs and collar, lined with silk


Until 2008, Cherie Federau, Rockwood, Ontario Canada; 2008, sold by Shrimpton Couture (owner Cherie Federau) to MFA (October 22, 2008).

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund, Textile Curator’s Fund, Alice J. Morse Fund and partial gift of Shrimpton Corporation

English, about 1969

  • Designed by Thea Porter, English (born in Jerusalem), 1927–2000

Center back: 152.4 cm (60 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool embroidered with wool yarn, trimmed with mink; lined with silk satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts